Tag: credit monitoring

November 10, 2020

Third Party Risk is Worse Than You Think

Are you accounting for third party risk in your security plan? Here’s why you should be, and how to mitigate that risk cost effectively.

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July 11, 2018

The Week in Breach: 07/02/18 – 07/06/18

While it has been a slow week in terms of the number of breaches, the severity of the breaches that did occur this week is nothing short of disturbing. The information exposed on the open web by ALERRT could be used with far-reaching effects…including both physical and permanent consequences. A cyber-attack conducted against a small business hosting provider in Australia also highlights a “WORST case” scenario for a breach. I strongly encourage everyone to check out their website here for a sobering reminder of what a company crippled by a breach looks like. When you cannot contact your customers to tell them that you have been breached, because you don’t even have a complete list of who your customers are… well, this is a good example of how damaging a breach can be. In other news…

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June 28, 2018

Big Data Big Breach

Your name, the gender of your kids, your interests, your religion and a lot of the things that make you… well YOU, have been exposed. In the last couple of years, the idea of one’s personal information being obtained by hackers has become more than familiar to the general public. If a website you use is compromised, you change your password. If your credit card was skimmed while filling up your car, you get a new card and contact your bank. One’s digital identity is constantly under attack and most of us have come to accept this. This kind of breach can be countered with identity monitoring, good password hygiene and general attentiveness to one’s activity online. The kind of data that the Florida-based marketing firm Exactis has left exposed, sourced from millions of Americans and businesses, is much more… intimate.

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May 23, 2018

The Week in Breach: 5/14/18 – 5/20/18

The Week in Breach: 5/14/18 – 5/20/18 Breach news to share with your customers! Highlight’s from The Week in Breach: Ransomware still plaguing state and local agencies Accidental data disclosures on the rise AWS implementation flaws create security flaws compromised

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May 02, 2018

The Week in Breach 4/23 – 4/30

Breach Updates and News Small Business Can Use! Not Worried About that Public Data Breach? You Should be! Credential Stuffing Bots are on the rise and working overtime to exploit you!

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November 20, 2017

Pa$$w0rds, the Dark Web, and a job I love.

Coming up with a strong password gives me a headache. About 3 years ago, I came up with the most (in my mind) brilliant password EV3R. You see, I used an 8 in the first part of the password to make the word Gr8 – great. Great! I could remember that, because it made me grin at my own cleverness every time I typed it. “You sneaky SOBs will never crack my code!”

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